I experienced a sweat-inducing shock this afternoon. I required use of a bathroom at college to wash my hands; this doesn't sound exciting in itself - because it isn't. However, when I opened the bathroom door to exit, there was a woman waiting to enter.
The lady completely took me by surprise, as I was certain I had entered the men's facilities, but the sight of her caused me to think that perhaps I'd somehow entered the women's bathroom by mistake or that a prank had ensnared me. Fortunately, she turned out to be a cleaner and I relaxed.
Still, the experience was alarming, mainly because for that brief moment I thought I was in the wrong place and was scaring her. I am pleased that wasn't the case.